title.       Special Delivery (Butterfield)

date.      2019

location. First State Bank Headquarters, Gainesville, Texas

story.      Gainesville was a station on the Southern Overland Mail Line (Butterfield Route), which provided semi-weekly mail and stage service                          between St. Louis and San Francisco from 1858-1861.

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              "This mural was the one I was the most nervous about for this project...how do you depict a stagecoach route other than a map and a                      horse drawn stagecoach, but will it be eye catching? I used a flat off-white paint to accomplish the aged black and white photo look for the                stagecoach and horses. And this is the only mural I've done with a grid (I usually free hand sketch with chalk or pencil), which was                            interesting to do, to get all those horse legs proportional."

         

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